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  • 29 December 2017 New solar-powered defibrillator unit in city park

    A NEW solar-powered defibrillator unit has been installed in a city park.

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  • 22 December 2017 Changes to advertised opening times at Leicester's ice rink

    PEOPLE planning to visit Leicester’s ice rink over the Christmas holidays are advised that there have been changes to some of the advertised opening times.

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  • 21 December 2017 Roadworks due to begin in first phase of developments on Vaughan Way

    MOTORISTS are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy inner road in the new year as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects.

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  • 21 December 2017 More money for therapy services to help children

    LEICESTER City Council is set to invest more money in specialist therapy services for children, young people and families.

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  • 20 December 2017 Council acquires strategic site on new market square

    THREE properties that overlook Leicester’s new market square have been purchased by the city council as part of its ongoing plans for the regeneration of the market area.

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  • 19 December 2017 Council to buy its York House base

    LEICESTER City Council has announced plans to purchase the Granby Street property that is currently home to its customer service centre.

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  • 19 December 2017 Exhibition aims to bring Anne Frank’s messages to Leicester

    AN EXHIBITION inspired by the life and writings of Anne Frank arrives in Leicester on Friday (22 December) as part of its UK tour.

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  • 18 December 2017 Alice Hawkins to play part in Centenary Cities events

    A NATIONWIDE programme of events to mark the centenary of the first British women getting the vote will get under way next year – and Leicester is to have a key role in the celebrations.

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  • 15 December 2017 Heritage Lottery Fund pulls funding for new railway museum

    THE Board of Trustees responsible for administering Heritage Lottery funding has informed the Great Central Railway (GCR) that it will not be supporting its plans for a new railway museum at Birstall.

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  • 15 December 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 17th December 2017

    There are no new roadworks in Leicester planned for week commencing Sunday 17 December.

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  • 15 December 2017 Event to mark city’s Hanukkah celebrations

    CELEBRATIONS are underway in Leicester for one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar.

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  • 14 December 2017 Children’s social care in city singled out for praise

    Leicester’s social care services for children have been singled out for praise in Ofsted’s annual report.

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  • 14 December 2017 City secondary school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

    A CITY secondary school with a ‘relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching’ has been given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

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  • 13 December 2017 Work under way to protect park’s ancient abbey wall

    URGENT work is being carried out to remove trees that are in danger of causing permanent damage to an ancient scheduled monument on Leicester’s Abbey Park.

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  • 12 December 2017 Christmas events at the Guildhall

    LEICESTER’S medieval Guildhall hosts four special Christmas events this weekend.

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  • 12 December 2017 Final week to have a say on the Local Plan

    PEOPLE have until the end of this week to take part in a public consultation to help shape the direction of planning and development in Leicester over the coming decades. 

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  • 12 December 2017 Late change to planning meeting

    PEOPLE are being advised of a late change to items due to be considered at tomorrow’s meeting of the city’s Planning and Development Control Committee.

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  • 12 December 2017 Sustainability on the menu at schools’ eco-roadshow

    HUNDREDS of local schoolchildren have been sharing ideas about how to make their schools greener as part of the Leicester Eco-Schools Roadshow.

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  • 8 December 2017 Nominate a sporting hero for the Sports and Physical Activity Awards

    IF YOU know a sporting hero from the local community who deserves a bit of recognition, now’s your chance to nominate them for the 2017 Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

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  • 8 December 2017 Historic city pub saved from demolition threat

    A HISTORIC former Leicester pub has been saved from the threat of demolition.

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  • 8 December 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 10th December 2017

    New works in the city (w/c 10 December):

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  • 8 December 2017 More than £800,000 invested in city children’s homes

    MORE than 800,000 pounds’ worth of improvements are being made to children’s homes across Leicester as part of a major programme of refurbishment.

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  • 8 December 2017 Christmas jumpers welcome at Leicester’s ice rink

    SKATERS are being invited to wrap up warm in their best – or worst – Christmas jumpers on Tuesday (12 December) for a special themed night at Leicester’s ice rink, which opens to the public tomorrow (Saturday 9 December).

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  • 7 December 2017 Council backs annual Toys on the Table appeal

    THE ANNUAL campaign that aims to ensure that every child in Leicester has a present to unwrap at Christmas is once again being supported by the city council.

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  • 6 December 2017 Nominations open for Lord-Lieutenant's Award

    People in Leicester and Leicestershire are being urged to nominate inspiring young people for this year’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Award.

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  • 5 December 2017 Leicester’s Christmas ice rink gets ready to open

    LEICESTER’S spectacular Christmas ice rink is rapidly taking shape in the city’s Jubilee Square, ready for the first skaters to glide onto the ice on Saturday (9 December).

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  • 4 December 2017 Waste collection changes over Christmas period

    LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to regular waste and recycling collection days due to the Christmas bank holidays.

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  • 4 December 2017 Youth service wins another award for innovation

    LEICESTER City Council’s youth service has won another award for innovation from the British Youth Council (BYC).

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  • 1 December 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 3rd December 2017

    New works in the city (w/c 3 December):

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  • 1 December 2017 Schoolchildren turn rubbish into art for city centre exhibition

    CHILDREN from a city primary school have been turning their rubbish into artwork as part of an environmentally-themed homework competition.

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  • 29 November 2017 Development partner agreed for next phase of Ashton Green

    A HOUSING developer has been selected to work on the next phase of building at a landmark regeneration site in the north of Leicester.

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  • 29 November 2017 Sunday park and ride services start this weekend

    LEICESTER’S Park and Ride services will be running on every Sunday in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas.

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  • 29 November 2017 City Mayor to speak as part of lecture series at De Montfort University

    AN event exploring the built environment and public health has added Leicester Mayor Peter Soulsby to its list of speakers. 

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  • 29 November 2017 Christmas events in Leicester this weekend

    CHRISTMAS arrives at two city council museums this weekend, with special events taking place at both the Guildhall and the Abbey Pumping Station.

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  • 28 November 2017 Invitation to learn about Lutyens

    THE ARCHITECT who designed Leicester’s stunning Arch of Remembrance will be celebrated in a free lecture at New Walk Museum this week.

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  • 28 November 2017 Lasting tribute to Leicester war hero to be unveiled in city

    A WORLD WAR I hero who received the Victoria Cross will be honoured at a commemorative ceremony in the city later this week.

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  • 27 November 2017 Views sought on plans to bring schools together in new Waterside primary

    A consultation has been launched on plans to bring together two city primary schools and transfer teaching to a new larger site in Leicester’s Waterside area.

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  • 27 November 2017 City’s carbon emissions fall again

    LEICESTER is on track to smash its targets for long-term carbon reductions after continuing to cut its annual emissions.

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  • 27 November 2017 Council to buy building to make space for street revamp

    PLANS to acquire two properties in Leicester’s Horsefair Street have been announced by the city council.

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  • 24 November 2017 Extra park and ride services throughout December

    LEICESTER’S Park and Ride services will be running on every Sunday in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas.

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  • 24 November 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 26th November 2017

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 26 November):

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  • 24 November 2017 New look for entrance to Haymarket Theatre

    A BRAND new entrance will be welcoming visitors to the old Haymarket Theatre when the building reopens to the public next year.

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  • 23 November 2017 Discover Christmas gift ideas at Visit Leicester

    IT’S not too late to pick up a decoration that will give your tree a uniquely Leicester look this Christmas – but the elegant glass baubles featuring the city’s skyline are selling fast.

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  • 22 November 2017 Plan your travel into Leicester for the big switch-on

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins tomorrow (Thursday 23 November) with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights – and there are some great travel offers for those heading to the city centre to enjoy the event.

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  • 22 November 2017 Trader jailed after £80,000 fraud

    A FRAUDULENT trader who cheated companies out of tens of thousands of pounds for non-existent promotional goods has been jailed for 40 months.

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  • 21 November 2017 Council backs Living Wage increase

    HUNDREDS of the lowest-paid staff employed by Leicester City Council are set to get a pay rise in line with an increase in the real Living Wage.

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  • 21 November 2017 Poster campaign to highlight issue of domestic violence

    A HIGH-PROFILE campaign has been launched to reach more people who are affected by domestic and sexual violence and abuse.

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  • 21 November 2017 Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas on 23rd November 2018

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins this week, with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights.

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  • 20 November 2017 Search is on to find heroes of sport and physical activity

    NOMINATIONS are being sought from the local community for the 2017 Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

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  • 17 November 2017 Preparation works to begin at new Vaughan Way super-crossing site

    PREPARATION work is due to begin on roads and pavements at the site of the planned new super-crossing on Vaughan Way.

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  • 17 November 2017 Next £700k phase of citywide parking improvement plan announced

    PLANS for more investment in improving city centre car parks and addressing dangerous and inconsiderate parking across Leicester have been announced.

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